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Mark Beitel, PhD

Research Scientist in the Child Study Center

Contact Information

Mark Beitel, PhD

Mailing Address

  • Child Study Center

    230 Frontage Street

    New Haven, CT 06519

    United States

Research Summary

I conduct psychotherapy process and outcome research with American Indian patients across the United States. The goals of this endeavor are to increase scholarly publications in this area, to include
Native and non-Native scholars and students in the publication process, as well as to create and to maintain healthy relationships between our academic research team and our Native clinical partners.

In addition, our multi-disciplinary team has investigated the relationship between substance use and chronic physical pain since 2006. We develop and test integrated treatments for both issues. I am particularly interested in the patient, therapist, and treatment-related correlates of chronic physical pain. We also investigate the treatments that patients seek to address their pain, including traditional biomedical interventions as well as complementary and alternative treatments. Furthermore, we study psychotherapists to learn about their experiences treating patients with chronic physical pain.


Research Interests

Mental Disorders; Indians, North American; Mental Health; Personality Assessment; Psychological Tests; Psychological Theory; Psychotherapy

Selected Publications